Advanced Remedial Massage

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Random House, Apr 5, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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Remedial massage therapy uses manual therapy techniques to treat and 'remedy' a problem; but to offer a real remedy you must do more than just relieve pain; you must also understand how the problem came about and how it can be avoided in future.

Advanced Remedial Massage places the emphasis on remedial therapy as well as massage, and will appeal to students of physiotherapy, oestotherapy and many other manual therapies. The book takes the reader through the practice of remedial massage, the effects and benefits that arise from it, a guide to the human muscular system, basic massage techniques and more detailed treatment practices. Illustrated with more than 200 full-colour photographs and over 50 diagrams, the techniques are easy to follow and understand.

This informative guide is a must-have both for students of remedial massage and for professional therapists.


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Understanding Movement and Posture
Client Consultation
Client Assessment
Muscular Function Dysfunction
and Treatment
The Peripheral Joints
Neuromuscular Techniques NMT
Muscle Energy Technique MET
Positional Release Technique PRT
Appendix 1 Common Contraindications

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About the author (2012)

Mel Cash BA, LCSP (Assoc) has been a massage therapist since 1985, and has become one of the world's leading authorities on the subject through his books. He is the founder and principal tutor of the London School of Sports Massage, Director of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage, and has lectured in anatomy and physiology at the University of Westminster. He has previously written 3 books on the subject of massage: Sports Massage (with Dr Jari Ylinen), Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy and Pocket Atlas of the Moving Body.

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